MOOSE CREEK – The cold weather and anticipated afternoon rain did little to dampen the spirits of 51 participants in the 2018 Stormont County Plowing match .

The competition was held on Ferme Pomyhill owned by Francois and Annik Chevalley, near Moose Creek.

The day-long plowing match ended with an awards banquet held at North Stormont Place in Avonmore.

The 2018 Stormont County Plowing Match attracted 51 competitors this year. Cold weather could not stop participants from having fun and competing with their neighbours at Ferme Pomyhill owned by Francois and Annik Chevalley of Moose Creek. In this photo Jonas Goodman, a member of the Fast and Furrowing Plowing Club, takes his turn making his first opening at the plowing match.

In the jointer horse plowing category Samuel Bourgon from St. Isidore took first place with Aurele L’Heureux taking second.

Robert Jones of Brockville took first place in sulky horse plowing and Stephane Bourgon from Casselman took second place.

The antique tractors with trail plow division was won by Jean Marc Dessaint from Sarsfield. Second place winner was Andre Joly from Hammond.

Antique plowing, under 18 years of age, winner was Anthony Chevalley in first place and Jeremy Chevalley in second place. Both are from Moose Creek.

The first and second place winners in the antique plowing with a hydraulic plow were: Nicole Calande of Alfred and Denis Bourbonnais from Gatineau.

In the farm standard three furrow plow Cassidy Smith of Berwick came in first place and Bernard Grady from Crysler came in second.

Jean Guy Thivierge from Hammond, Que., made his first start on his 1943 McCormick Deering Standard. He was taking part in the antique division. The Sat., Oct. 6 plowing match had a busy morning.

In the competitors 18 years and under category, Patrick Daoust from Finch came in first with Jonas Goodman of Monkland placing second.

In the furrow competition plowing category Ron Stinson of Kemptville came in first and Allen Hills of Ashton came in second.

In the three – furrow competitive plowing, Rob McDonald from North Lancaster came in first with Stephen Manley of Berwick in second place.

In the reversible category, Josef Bloderer from Mountain came in first.

Stephane Bourgon, competing in the horse plowing class made his opening furrow. Press Photos – Morin

The 2018-2019 Stormont County Princess of the Furrow is Haleigh-Jo Teplate from Finch and the 2018- 2019 Queen of the Furrow is Faith Moore from Long Sault.

In the special awards category were: Jean Marc Dessiant from Sarsfield for best open split, Best crown by Nicole Calande from Alfred, best finish by Ron Stinson from Kemptville, best plowed land by antique tractor and plough, Nicole Calande, youngest plower, Justin Manley from Berwick 10 years old, oldest plower, Jean Guy Thivierge 76 years old, the plower who traveled the furthest was Etienne and Aurele L’Heureux. The best overall plowed land award went to Nicole Calande and the Bernard Beehler Trophy, the best plowed land by a Stormont resident went to Stephen Manley from Berwick.

 

This year’s new Stormont Queen of the Furrow, Faith Moore (left), and this year’s Princess of the Furrow, Haleigh-Jo Teplate. Courtesy photo